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Breaking: Jeff Scott resigns as Berkeley library director

Jeff Scott: resigned as director of Berkeley Public Library, effective Sept. 8 The Berkeley Public Library announced Monday that Jeff Scott has officially resigned from his position as director of library services. The move comes just 10 months after Scott took the position, in November 2014. The resignation is effective Sept. 8.   Scott’s abrupt departure comes in the […]

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Berkeley reports possible case of measles exposure

Electron microscope image of the virus responsible for measles (paramyxoviridae). Photographer: Alain Grillet. Copyright Sanofi Pasteur The City of Berkeley has issued an alert after an adult with measles visited La Mediterranée restaurant in Berkeley on the evening of Friday February 20. The city is advising that patrons at the Elmwood neighborhood restaurant during that time […]

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Neighbors petition to rename South Branch Library after civil-rights leader

The South Branch of the Berkeley Public Library: a group of neighbors would like to see it named after Tarea Hall Pittman, a civil-rights leader who lived in South Berkeley. Photo: Richard Friedman Update, April 23: The Board of Trustees of the Berkeley Public Library voted against renaming the South Branch after civil-rights leader Tarea […]

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Berkeley block by block

New York Times visualization of data on racial and ethnic distribution Just how diverse are different Berkeley neighborhoods? What percentage of households earn under $30,000, or over $200,00? Where do a large percentage of mortgages consume more than 30% of household income? The treasure trove of data in the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey can […]

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Gear up for the Big One with help from friends

The basement below Barrows Hall was buzzing with activity this morning, since it served as the command center for UC Berkeley’s annual campuswide disaster drill. At University Health Services Tang Center, volunteers simulated having injuries ranging from abrasions to a severed arm, allowing the clinic staff to practice triage and treatment. The university police and […]